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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Amateur Tabloids

Those of you who don't regularly read the sites we link to on this blog may be unfamiliar with Gawker Stalker. It's a chance for NY residents (or visitors) to play amateur tabloid reporter and share their sightings of celebrities in NY, along with commentary on the celeb's clothing, companions, degree of glow/grunge, and level of diva-tude/regular-joe-ishness. Recently Gawker added a new feature. Using Google Maps, they're linking the sightings to the celeb's location, and celebrity publicists are not happy.

Gawker's LA sister publication, Defamer, has its version, Privacy Watch, without the maps.

Gross? Entertaining? Dangerous? I'm curious about my fellow Junkettes' (and anyone else's) opinions about this. Personally, I enjoy reading about how teeny-tiny Kristen Chenoweth looked in the elevator of her publicist's building and how sad Mike Meyers appeared while waiting for his Sunday-morning pancakes.


Blogger Bailey Quarters said...

I love Gawker Stalker. It's probably my favorite Gawker feature. So far, I don't think the maps really add that much though.

3/16/2006 3:36 PM  

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